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What’s Your Pickleball IQ?

What’s Your Pickleball IQ?

  • While many players are known for their expert moves at the net, their genius backhand, or the dizzying topspin they put on the ball, how familiar are they with the history of the sport? Test your knowledge with this month’s handy-dandy quiz.
InPickleball Issue 2 | On the Bounce | Pickleball Quiz | Court

1. WHEN AND WHERE WAS THE SPORT OF PICKLEBALL INVENTED?

A) 1959; Brooklyn,
New York

B) 1965; Bainbridge Island, Washington

C) 1974; Daytona Beach, Florida

D) 1989; Rancho Cordova, California

2. WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION THAT GOVERNS PICKLEBALL IN THE U.S.? 

A) United States of America Pickleball League

B) The American Pickleball Foundation

C) USA Pickleball

D) Unified League of American Pickleball Players

3. WHICH LINE IS NOT PART OF A PICKLEBALL COURT? 

A) Non-volley line

B) Crease line

C) Centerline

D) Baseline

4. WHAT ARE THE DIMENSIONS (LENGTH BY WIDTH) OF A PICKLEBALL COURT?

A) 44 feet x 20 feet 

B) 45 feet x 22 feet

C) 48 feet x 24 feet

D) 50 feet x 25 feet

E) 52 feet x 28 feet

5. WHAT IS THE DOUBLE-BOUNCE RULE? 

A) The server must
bounce the ball
twice before serving

B) The ball must
bounce once on
each side before anyone can volley

C) The ball must
bounce twice after
a serve before
it can be returned

D) The ball is allowed
to bounce twice
in the non-volley
zone (kitchen)

6. WHAT IS THE HEIGHT OF A PICKLEBALL NET, AND HOW HIGH IS IT WHERE THE STRAP IS IN THE MIDDLE?

A) 32 inches high, 30 inches in the middle

B) 34 inches high, 33 inches in the middle

C) 35 inches high, 30 inches in the middle

D) 36 inches high, 34 inches in the middle

7. TO PREPARE FOR A MATCH, YOU: 

A) Which game
of the match is
being played

B) Which side is serving

C) First or second server

D) How many times a player has served

8. WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF HOLES ALLOWED IN AN OFFICIAL PICKLEBALL?

A) 50

B) 30

C) 25

D) 40

9. JOEL PRITCHARD, ONE OF PICKLEBALL’S FOUNDERS, HELD WHICH GOVERNMENT JOB?

A) U.S. representative

B) City mayor

C) U.S. senator

D) County judge

10. WHAT IS THE WEIGHT OF AN OFFICIAL PICKLEBALL?

A) Between .1
and .55 ounce

B) Exactly .5 ounce

C) Between .78
and .935 ounce

D) Between 2.0
and 2.5 ounces

Answer Key: 1. B) 1965; Bainbridge Island, Washington. 2. C) USA Pickleball. 3. B) Crease line. 4. A) 44 feet by 20 feet.  5. B) The ball must bounce once on each side before anyone can volley. 6. D) 36 inches high, 34 inches in the middle. 7. C) First or second server. 8. D) 40. 9. A) U.S. representative. 10. C) Between .78 and .935 ounce 
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